Screen/Society--"The Battle of Chile" (Part 1 + Part 2) (1975-76) Patricio Guzmán [6pm]
"The Battle of Chile" (Part 1 + Part 2)
(Patricio Guzmàn, 1975-76, TRT 184 min, Spanish with English subtitles, Color, Digital)
One of the near universally acknowledged masterworks of politically engaged nonfiction, Guzmán's opus tells the entire story of the life and death of the democratically elected government of President Salvador Allende. Shot on the ground by Guzmán and collaborators over the course of nine months marked by optimism and heartbreak, assembled in exile, and praised by the Village Voice as "The major political film of our time," it remains uncontested as a work of cinematic bearing witness.
"Great films rarely arrive as unheralded as 'The Battle of Chile'."- Pauline Kael, The New Yorker
"A landmark in the presentation of living history on film."- Judy Stone, San Francisco Chronicle
Screening made possible by support from the U.S. Department of Education.